Shippensburg University senior Megan Lundy was named to the 2015-16 Academic All-America Division II women’s track and field first team for on Thursday afternoon.
Lundy, a nine-time Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference champion, graduated summa cum laude in May with a degree in early childhood education. She maintained a perfect 4.0 grade-point average for her collegiate academic career.
With the accomplishment, Lundy becomes just the fourth athlete in school history to achieve three Academic All-America honors in a career — joining Brian Cozzens (men’s basketball, 1980-82), Page Heath (women’s lacrosse, 2002-04) and Neely Spence (women’s track & field/cross country, 2010-12).
After each of the last two years, Lundy was selected to the Academic All-America Second Team.
In 2016, Lundy, who graduated from Central York in 2012, was a PSAC indoor champion on the 4x400-meter relay, anchoring the Raiders' quartet to a title. She finished third in the open 400 meters at both the 2016 PSAC Indoor and Outdoor Championships, wrapping up a career in which she achieved All-PSAC (top 3) finishes in all eight of her individual 400-meter races dating back to 2013 – including three conference championships.
Also serving as the anchor on the 4x4 relay, Lundy notched All-PSAC finishes in 15 out of 16 400-meter conference runs in her career. She was a NCAA Indoor All-American in the 400 meters as a sophomore in 2014, placing eighth.
As a track & field student-athlete, Lundy finishes her historic run with three Academic All-America awards, three PSAC Top 10 awards and two PSAC Champion Scholar awards.
The Academic All-America teams, as nominated and voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), are selected by a national committee based off the results of the Academic All-District teams, released on May 27. The purpose of the Academic All-America program is to recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
A multiple winner of the PSAC Champion Scholar award, Lundy was active in Phi Kappa Phi, the SU Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) before graduating. She is planning to return to Shippensburg for graduate school this fall and is expected to compete in cross country.